Policy and Organizing

Spike Mendelsohn Will Chair D.C. Food Policy Council

Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Chef Spike Mendelsohn as the chairman of the D.C. Food Policy Council.

Former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Joins AGree as Co-Chair

Food policy organization AGree announced former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan will be joining the organization as Co-Chair.

101 Facts That Make Us Hopeful About the Future of Food

Food Tank is highlighting 101 stories of hope, innovation, and success, in creating a better food system.

Advocacy Groups Push for Inclusion of Sustainability Recommendations in U.S. Dietary Guidelines

The recent release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s sustainability recommendations has prompted broad support from advocacy groups.

Now Serving Real Food: University of Utah Marks Milestone Victory for Student Organizers

University of Utah is now dedicated to serving twenty percent real food—defined as local, fair, humane, and ecologically sound—by 2020.

Better Together: How Collaboration and Market Access Improves Rural Communities

Collaboration and technology use will allow farmers’ to increase productivity, food security and to better understand their rights.

24 TED Talks That Will Help Save the Food System

Food Tank has decided to highlight 24 TED talks specifically around food issues that we found compelling and worth sharing.

Pushing for International Agreements: The Milan Protocol

Speakers on the “Pushing for International Agreements: The Milan Protocol” panel tackled the world of international trade and agreements related to agriculture.

Resolving to Tax Soda

Berkeley’s soda tax reignites flames between activists and Big Soda.

Three Questions with Emily Broad Leib of Harvard Law School

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Emily Broad Leib, of Harvard Law School, who will be speaking at the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit.